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Author Stahel, David, 1975-

Title Operation Typhoon [electronic resource] : Hitler's march on Moscow, October 1941 / David Stahel.

Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xviii, 412 p. : ill., maps, ports.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Glossary -- Tables of Military Ranks and Army Structures -- chapter one. Contextualizing Barbarossa -- Hunting the Bear : Campaigning in the Russian theatre -- Evoking Barbarossa : twelfth century myth and twentieth century reality -- chapter two. Operation Typhoon -- The tempest moves east : "The last great decisive battle of the year" (Adolf Hitler) -- Caging the Bear : Bock's encirclements at Viaz'ma and Briansk -- chapter three. Viaz'ma and Briansk -- Seeing which way the wind blows : Typhoon's Zenith -- "The campaign in the east has been decided!" (Otto Dietrich) -- chapter four. Carnage on the road to Moscow -- Making a killing at Viaz'ma and Briansk : The pockets contract -- Forward on the flanks : Bock's willful overextension -- chapter five. Bock's final triumph -- "We shall all die out here" : The battle of Viaz'ma -- "I have lived through hell" : The battle of Briansk -- chapter six. Exploiting the breach -- Into the Bear's cave : Bock's drive on Moscow -- Bock's flagging offensive : Pushing his army and his luck to Moscow -- chapter seven. Weathering the storm -- "Wait, for I'll return, defying every death" (Konstantin Simonov) -- "A combination of states has at last been formed against Hitlerism" (Vyacheslav Molotov) -- chapter eight. Running on empty -- Flogging the dead horse : Army Group Centre's stalled advance -- The last charge : Guderian's drive on Tula -- Chapter nine. The eye of the storm -- The culminating point of the attack : Army Group Centre halts.
Summary "The launch of Operation Typhoon heralded the opening of one of the biggest German offensives of World War II. Indeed it is surpassed in scale only by the German operations to invade France and the Low Countries in May 1940 (Case Yellow) and the Soviet Union itself in June 1941 (Operation Barbarossa). Although the fighting on the Eastern Front is arguably best known for Hitler's 1942 offensive to reach and conquer the oil fields of southern Russia (Case Blue), culminating in the battle for Stalingrad, Army Group South's 1942 summer offensive involved only half the number of German troops employed for Operation Typhoon"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Bock, Fedor von, 1880-1945.
Germany. Heer. Heeresgruppe Mitte.
Moscow, Battle of, Moscow, Russia, 1941-1942.
Moscow (Russia) -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Viazma (Smolenskaia oblast, Russia) -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Briansk (Russia) -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Tula (Russia) -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781107035126 (hardback)
9781107307025 (e-book)

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